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Everything You Need to Know About Temperature Controlled Mattress Pads


Woman in white nightwear sleeps on bed with temperature controlled mattress pads in completely white room with white linens a bright blue and lime green comforter and pillow

If you’re looking to make a good mattress even better, you can’t go wrong by shopping for a new mattress pad. These products add extra comfort and softness to a mattress that is either already great or just a bit too firm. They can range from a thin padded protective sheet to thicker products that add several more inches of plush. That’s not all they do. Mattress pads also help with temperature control.

We sell several mattresses that aid in temperature regulation. If you aren’t yet ready to buy a new mattress, you’re not stuck getting too hot or too cold at night. You can add a temperature controlled mattress pad to your current mattress. This way, you’ll keep the mattress you already love and add on a few exciting new benefits.

How does a temperature controlled mattress pad work?

Simply put: a temperature regulating mattress topper keeps you cool or warm, depending on which one you need that night. But, how? There’s actually water in there! If you opt for a water cooled mattress, the chilled pad removes body heat, cooling you to a desired sleeping temperature. After the water has absorbed your body heat, it's returned to the mattress cooler and recirculated. This allows you to stay cool all night long without high electricity bills. All you do is add water to the control unit, plug it in, and set your desired temperature.

An alternative to consider

A water cooled mattress pad isn’t the only way to sleep cooler. If you prefer, we also stock several options for bamboo mattress pads. Many customers enjoy bamboo mattress pads because of the breathability bamboo provides. Bamboo-derived fabrics give bamboo mattress pads cooling properties, which is important for people who tend to get hot and sweaty when they sleep. We carry a fantastic and affordable option from Fiberlinks Textiles. Another wonderful option is the eLuxury Extra Thick Bamboo Mattress Pad. With a silky hand and refreshing feel, the bamboo-blended fabrication reduces hot spots and naturally regulates body temperature to ensure a soothing sleep experience. Specially-engineered, the extra-plush cluster fiber filling provides added thickness, comfort, breathability, in a conforming shape that lasts for years to come.

Our options for temperature controlled mattress pads

We sell many mattress pad options, including those that aid with temperature regulation. Our own City Mattress Radiance Cooling & Heating Mattress Pad is the best of the best. This water cooled mattress pad is truly a revolutionary thermal-regulatory sleep solution. It utilizes a hydro-powered control unit, connector tube, and comfort pad to maintain your desired temperature all night long. An energy-efficient alternative to heating or cooling the entire house, this temperature-controlled cooling and heating source keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It continually regulates your sleep surface, as chilled or heated water circulates from a control unit to the quilted mattress pad to provide undisrupted, deeply rejuvenating relaxation.

While those who get too warm when they sleep get a lot of attention, some people have the opposite problem. Whether you live in Buffalo during the winter, have Anemia, or simply like to be extra snuggly when you sleep, you can also opt for a warming mattress pad. Beautyrest has an amazing option we simply cannot recommend enough! The Beautyrest Heated Mattress Pad has deep pockets and 20 different heat settings to find your perfect temperature. It combines personalized warmth and quilted cotton comfort to deliver a relaxing experience. 

A few other things to consider

Price range

We recommend you purchase the best mattress pad you can afford, whether that be a water cooled mattress pad or bamboo mattress pad. Spending a little bit now can prevent you from needing to spend hundreds or even thousands on a new mattress after you decide your bed is not comfortable enough! That being said, we understand you don’t have an unlimited budget for this purchase. Our mattress pad options range from about $100 for a bamboo option to over $500 for the top water heated mattress pad. Most fall somewhere in between, roughly around $300.


This is an investment in your health and happiness, and one you want to get the most for your money’s worth. You want to choose a product manufactured by a brand name you trust, made with durable materials. One way you can trust it is to look into the warranty. Our Radiance Cooling & Heating Mattress Pad can be used for five years! Other options come with a one year warranty. 


If you’re worried about your safety, you can breathe easier knowing that these manufacturers have already thought of that! The Beautyrest option mentioned above has a 10-hour shut off timer that ensures safety, while Secure Comfort Technology continually monitors the entire surface. You don’t need to worry about forgetting it is on and accidentally starting a fire. In fact, since these mattress pads replace the need for a traditional electric wire blanket, they are the safer option!

Remember, you don’t necessarily need to buy a brand new mattress in order to enjoy all of the benefits of sleeping on a temperature regulated bed. A water cooled mattress pad or bamboo mattress pad offers many of the same benefits, and actually more- because it can be added to the sleep system you already love! Once your mattress and mattress topper are comfortable, you won’t just sleep; you will fall asleep quickly and stay asleep deeply. You will actually enjoy your sleep! You wake up fully energized, ready to tackle your day.